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  • Blog Post: Microsoft @ BETT 2016

    Now that the tinsel is packed away from Christmas and the New Year resolution diets are in full flow, it can only mean one thing: BETT 2016 is upon us! For the Microsoft education team, the BETT Show is a special time of the year. The show offers the whole team a chance to meet with our broader community...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to Windows 10 with EasiPC – the Simon de Senlis story

    The following Windows 10 deployment story comes to use courtesy of Paul Dredge at EasiPC , who oversaw the summer upgrade at Microsoft Showcase School Simon de Senlis Primary in Northamptonshire. Paul was also on hand at a recent #RedefineLearn event at the school to talk through some of the benefits...
  • Blog Post: MIEExpert Ray Chambers wins Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding use of Technology in Education

    With all the time spent marking and grading over the course of a year, educators regularly find themselves praising and awarding for students for their hard work and efforts. So every now and then it's nice to recognise those teachers who really have stood out for their contributions and achievements...
  • Blog Post: Surface in Education event - October 22nd, Microsoft UK HQ

    :: EVENT UDPATED: now including first look at newly announced Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 :: Next month we will be opening the doors of our UK HQ for a full day of all things Surface within education. Interact and take a sneak peek at what the future of classroom looks like with the power of...
  • Blog Post: Applications to join the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Programme are now open!

    We are recruiting! Regular readers of this blog should be familiar with teachers and school leaders that we refer to as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts - MIEEs - and you may have seen content tagged with #MIEExpert15 . It's now your opportunity to apply to be part of this programme, and we're...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in action at Hardenhuish School

    The following is a guest post from Gerald Haigh , looking at the way schools can learn from each other when it comes to deploying tablets. As he explores below, while the scale of a rollout may dictate the types of devices that a school opts for, when using Windows tablets the underpinning platform of...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students - Collaborating in the classroom with a OneNote Class Notebook [Interactive Tutorial]

    The need for collaboration and communication between and among students and teachers is a high priority within education, and having the appropriate technology to seamlessly blend this in to day-to-day teaching and learning is key. In recent weeks we’ve been exploring some of the interactive...
  • Blog Post: MIE Minute - Posting to Wordpress from OneNote, Manteca School District and more…

    The latest edition of the MIEE Minute Newsletter has gone out to our Expert Educators all over the world, and we are once again very pleased to be able to share this some of this content with out wider education audience. Those of you who read this blog regularly may well be familiar with the MIE...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students – Getting the most out of OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

    Creating notes during classes, or researching a topic for a project or assignment will often involve having to gather information from a variety of sources and in a number of different formats. Thanks to OneNote, students are able to easily collate, organise, annotate, link, share and protect their work...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students – Working faster with OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

    It may sound cliché, but all students are individuals. No matter what age they are, whether they are at primary schools, sixth form college or university, they will each have their own ways of note taking and studying that work for them. Being able to enjoy the flexibility of creating and organising...
  • Blog Post: Student Advantage: Office for all

    Any institution worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can now provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at now additional cost. At BETT 2014 we literally spelled out our latest offer, Student Advantage, in chalk! Watch the video below as the artist showed visitors to our stand...
  • Blog Post: BYOD: School Discussion Paper

    Written by our colleagues in Australia, this discussion paper examines potential deployment models from teaching, learning and IT management perspectives with a view helping institutions to realise their 1:1 learning objectives. Some of the references are specific to the Australian market, but this paper...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure in Education: Target Tracker Case Study

    Part of Essex County Council, Target Tracker develops software for schools. Its Primary Target Tracker application—which provides information to support learning—ran on Microsoft Excel. To stay ahead of its competitors, Target Tracker rebuilt the solution using SQL Database in Windows Azure. The firm...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education: 6 great reasons to sign up

    Excerpt from our Office 365 Education supplement developed in association with PC Pro Magazine. #1 You’ll never lose homework again Each staff and student account comes with 50GB of free storage for emails, documents, presentations and associated photos and media. That’s more than...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Devices in Education: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review

    The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a unique hybrid device that can be used as both a tablet and traditional laptop. With a vibrant orange colour scheme that really helps make the device stand out, the Yoga 11S offers 4 orientations that provides an ultraportable full Windows 8 experience. With the ability...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education: Introducing New Student Advantage

    Further to our recent Student Advantage announcement , we now have a new set of resources that can help walk you through the key components of this new benefit for students. We shared a set of FAQ’s via the blog last week and we now have a new Student Advantage deck describes the offering in more detail...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 in Education: Windows for the ways we learn (New Infographic)

    It only seems like yesterday that we ran our Windows 8 in Education launch event with our friends at QPR Football Club and Lenovo. Fast forward almost a year, and here we are today announcing the global availability of Windows 8.1. Time definitely flies! Windows 8.1 brings a variety of new features and...
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